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  • Editor: J. H. Eberly
  • Vol. 9, Iss. 4 — Aug. 13, 2001
  • pp: 207–211

Novel PMD measurement method based on OFDR using a frequency-shifted feedback fiber laser

M. Yoshida, T. Miyamoto, Nianyu Zou, K. Nakamura, and H. Ito  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 9, Issue 4, pp. 207-211 (2001)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.9.000207


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Abstract

We propose a new method to measure polarization mode dispersion (PMD) in optical fibers based on optical frequency domain reflectometry technique. In this method the PMD is directly determined from the beat frequency generated by interference between lights from the Fresnel reflection at the end of the device under test, which makes the measurement at single end of the device possible. An automated PMD measurement system is demonstrated on polarization maintaining fibers with a frequency-shifted feedback fiber laser as a light source.

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OCIS Codes
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.2270) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber characterization
(060.2300) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber measurements

ToC Category:
Research Papers

History
Original Manuscript: June 29, 2001
Published: August 13, 2001

Citation
Masato Yoshida, T. Miyamoto, Nianyu Zou, K. Nakamura, and Hiromasa Ito, "Novel PMD measurement method based on OFDR using a frequency-shifted feedback fiber laser," Opt. Express 9, 207-211 (2001)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-9-4-207


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